Dua for each day in Ramadhan
The Messenger of Allah said, "There are three whose supplications are not rejected : the fasting person when he breaks his fast, the just ruler and the supplication of the oppressed."
Duaa for each day of Ramadaan
Dua: 1st Day of Ramadhan
Allah during this month, accept my fast as the fast of those whose fast is acceptable to Thee. Accept my standing up in Salaat as the standing up of those whose Salaat is acceptable to Thee. Keep me awake during this month and free me from the desires of the insensible persons.
In this holy month forgive my sins and errors, O the One worshipped in all the Universe. Pardon me, O the One who pardons the sinners.
Dua: 2nd Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this holy month, bring me closer to Thy good pleasure and keep me away from Thy displeasure and contempt. Let me grow used to the recitation of verses of the Holy Quran. I beseech Thee for Thy Mercy. O,the most merciful One.
Dua: 3rd Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this holy month, make me wise and help me to avoid sins.
Keep me away in this month from ignorance and ostentation. Award me a share from all the blessings that you may bestow in this month which is in plenty, O the Liberal, Most Beneficent.
Dua: 4th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this holy month, make me stronger, to carry out Thy commands.
Let me taste the sweetness of "Zikr" (remembrance). Encourage me of giving thanks to Thee, and protect me with Thy most reliable cover, O One who sees everything.
Dua: 5th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this holy month, accept me as one of the repenters, let me be from among those who do good and obey Thee. Elevate me in this month to the status of those nearest to Thee. O, the most Benevolent
Dua: 6th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this month, accept me as one of the repenters, let me be from among those who do good and obey Thee. Elevate me in this month to the status of those nearest to Thee. O, the most Benevolent
Dua: 7th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, help me to keep fasts and to offer prayers in this holy month.
Protect me from evil and sin in this month. Bestow on me in this month the blessings of Thy continuous remembrance. I lean on Thy kindness. O the devisor of means for strayed persons to find the right path.
Dua: 8th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, bestow on me in this holy month wisdom to have mercy on orphans and to feed the hungry and keep the company of the righteous. I appeal to thee in the name of Thy benevolence. O, the shelter of the destitute.
Dua: 9th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this month bestow on me a share out of Thy ample mercy.
Lead me to understand Thy glorious teaching. Guide my life to win Thy good pleasure. I appeal to Thy love, O, One whose love is
sought by all.
Dua: 10th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this month, let me be among those who rely on Thee, let me be among those who succeed in Thy way, let me be among those who are allowed nearness to Thee, as a favor, O the Last Resource of those who are needy.
Dua: 11th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, show love to me in this month, by bestowing favors. Make me to dislike sin and error. And through Your help, defend me by granting immunity from penalty and flames of the Fire, O He who comes to the help of those who cry for help.
Dua: 12th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, purify me in this month by Your Grace and make me contented.
Make me foremost in justice and fairplay and guard me against all those evils that I fear. Keep me under Your protection, O One who saves all those who fear.
Dua: 13th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this month, cleanse me of all impurities and foul practices, give me the strength to bear all the events ordained by You.
Encourage me to abstain from the unworthy and keep the company of the good.
Do help me O Sustainer, who cools the eyes of the destitute.
Dua: 14th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, do not take me to task in this month for my weakness and errors.
Pardon me my sins and unspeakable deeds. Let me not be the target of evil and vicissitudes. I beg of You in the name of Your Honor, O the Honorable.
Dua: 15th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, bestow on me in this month the sincerity of those who fear
You only. Open my heart for repeated hospitality in this month by the grace of Your protection, O the shelter for those who fear.
Dua: 16th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, let me be in this holy month with the righteous people and keep me away from the company of the wicked. Give me a place in the permanent abode by Your mercy, I beg You in the name of Your Divinity, O Lord of the worlds.
Dua: 17th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah let me maintain my good deeds in this sacred month.
Satisfy all my righteous aspirations and desires. O the One to whom we can address our requests and prayers.
O One who knows all the secrets of all the worlds and itís inhabitants. Send blessings on Muhammad (saw) and on his purified children.
Dua: 18th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, keep me awake in this month to find and get the blessings of
Itís mornings; enlighten my heart with the rays of its bright lights; let me (all parts of my body) yield to follow its traditions, in the name of Your Light,
O the Light of the hearts and minds of those who know.
Dua: 19th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, multiply my share in this month on account of itís abundant blessings, make easy and smooth my means and ways to reach its mercy and bounties, and do not prevent me from getting its good.
O, He guides unto the clear truth.
Dua: 20th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, open for me in this month the gates of paradise and close the gates of hell on me. Give me strength to recite the Quran,
O One who brings satisfaction to the hearts of the believers.
Dua: 21st Day of Ramadhan
O Allah let this month lead me to win Your good pleasure. Let not the devil have access to me this month. Let me be worthy of being admitted to Paradise.
O One who fulfils the needs of the needy.
Dua: 22nd Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, open for me in this month the gates of Your good pleasure, and make available to me multiple blessings, keep me attached with that which obtains Your pleasure. Let me live in the atmosphere of heavenly peace.
O He who hears the cries of the distressed needy.
Dua: 23rd Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, cleanse me of immorality and remove my shortcomings in this month; look into my sincerity to judge the "fear of God" (awareness of the governing boundaries laid down by You)
O One who overlook the shortcomings of sinners.
Dua: 24th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this holy month, I beg for those things that will lead me to do the things You approveth. I beg for protection against the things that displease You. I beseech You to arrange my life in such a manner that I obey You and never break or tamper with Your laws, O He who liberally gives abundantly to the beseechers.
Dua; 25th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, make me of those who love those close to You and an enemy of those who are Your enemies. Make me follow in the footsteps of the last Prophet [S.A.W.A.] O, the Comforter of the hearts of all the prophets.
Dua: 26th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, let my good efforts in this month be fruitful and my sins pardoned. Accept my actions and conceal my defects, O the Best Hearer.
Dua; 27th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, bestow on me the blessings of "Lailatul Qadr" (the Night of
Power). Let my difficulties and problems be overcome. Accept my repentance; ward off from me sins and evil acts, O One who is merciful towards the virtuous.
Dua; 28th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah let me make a greater offer of "Nawafil" prayers in this month.
Let my religious duties be uppermost in my mind. Let me be near to the
"Means of Approach" (Muhammad [S.A.W.W.] and Aale Muhammad) who are the select best medium to gain Your favours, O He who does not get confused on account of the ceaseless demands of the countless beseechers, but attend to each and every supplication.
Dua; 29th Day of Ramadhan
O Allah, in this month draw me nearer to Your mercy. Bestow on me blessings and keep me away from sins. Cleanse my heart from the vulgarity of making false accusations, O He who is merciful to the faithful servants.
Virtues of Ramadaan
RAMADAAN - THE MONTH OF BLESSINGS
RAMADAAN is a month of countless blessings and virtues. The word RAMADAAN is derived from "ramdh' which means "burning of the feet from heat" This is because of the fast, which burns the sins of a Muslim into ashes.
RAMADAAN has been given the name of blessed month because:
In this month, the whole Qur'aan was sent down to the first sky from Lawhe Mahfooz.
In this month, there is the night of Qadr, which is better than 1000 months.
In this month, the thawaab of good deed is equal to the fardh of another month.
This is the month of patience and the reward of this patience is Jannah.
This month teaches the lesson of kindness towards others.
In this month, the daily bread of Muslims is increased.
In this month, the first ten days are of mercy, second ten days are of forgiveness and the last ten days are of being freed from Hell.
The month of RAMADAAN is a month in which the Mercy and Blessings of Allah Ta'ala descend upon us continuously.
This month is so precious that one should fast, recite Qur'aan and engage in worship (Ibaadah) day and night. One should performTaraaweeh, Nafl Salaat, make du'aa, etc. In this way, by giving preference to religion over self-desires, a person can acquire the Pleasure and Nearness of Allah. Each day and night of this blessed month can bring the reward of Ibaadah of years.
RAMADAAN IN THE LIGHT OF AHAADEETH
Ka'b Ibne 'Ujrah radhiyallahu anhu relates that the Rasoolullah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam said, "Come near the pulpit," and we came near the pulpit.
When he ascended the first step of the pulpit, he said, "Ameen." When he ascended the second step, he said, "Ameen." When he ascended the third step, he said, "Ameen." When he descended, we said, "O Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we have heard from you today something which we never heard before." He said, "When I ascended the first step, Jibra'eel appeared before me and said, 'Woe to the person who found the blessed month of RAMADAAN and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness.'
Upon that I said: Ameen. When I ascended the second step, he said, 'Woe to the person whom when your name is mentioned and he does read Durood (Salawaat) on you. 'I replied: Ameen. When I ascended the third step he said, 'Woe to that person in whose presence his parents or either one of them attains old age, and (through failure to serve them) he is not allowed to enter Paradise.' I said: Ameen." (Bukhaari) Salmaan radhiyallahu anhu relates that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, "RAMADAAN is a blessed month. In this month, is a night better than a thousand months. Fasting has been made compulsory and Taraaweeh Sunnah. Whosoever tries drawing nearer to Allah by performing any virtuous deed in this month, for that person shall be such reward as if that person had performed a 'Fardh' in any other time of the year. And whoever performs a 'Fardh' for him shall be the reward of seventy 'Fardh' in any other time of the year. This is indeed the month of patience, and the reward for patience is Paradise; it is the month of sympathy with one's fellowmen; this is the month wherein a true believer's Rizq is increased." Bayhaqi
In this month the doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of hell are closed. And the Shayaateen are chained. Bukhaari, Muslim This is a month, the first part of which brings Allah's Mercy, the middle of which brings His forgiveness and the last part of which brings emancipation from the fire of Hell. Bayhaqi During each day and night of this month, Allah sets free a great number of souls from Hell. And for every Muslim during each day and night, at least one prayer is certainly accepted. (Bazzaa)r
In this month, the Ummah of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam are given these things specially.
The smell from the mouth of a fasting person is sweeter in the sight of Allah than the fragrant smell of musk.
On their behalf the fish in the sea seek forgiveness until they break their fast.
For them, paradise is decorated everyday.
For them, the evil minded shaytaan is chained.
On the last night of RAMADAAN they are forgiven.
THINGS TO DO IN THIS MONTH
Four things have been instructed in the Hadeeth, which one should continue to practice in abundance:
Recite the Kalimah Tayyibah.
Ask for Jannah.
Seek refuge in Allah from Hell.
In this month one should fast, perform all Salaat with congregation, engage in recitation of the Qur'aan, perform Taraaweeh, give charity and do whatever is possible to acquire the Pleasure of Allah. One should make sure that one does not do anything contrary to the Command of Allah and the teachings of the beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
In RAMADAAN, Allah has made fasting compulsory. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Just like the flower, which outsmarts other flowers in its smell and colour, and like the fruit, which surpasses the other fruits in its taste, the Ibaadah of fasting outweighs the other forms of devotions in reward. A person gives up everything whilst fasting, only to please his Almighty Creator. It is one of the most accepted forms of Ibaadah, because Allah Himself will give the reward for fasting.
Allah and His Angels send Mercy upon those who eat Sehri. Allah has made
Sehri full of mercy and blessings. People of other religions also fast, but they do not eat Sehri, therefore, to differ from them, it is advisable to have at least a sip of water with the intention of Sehri.
Many virtues have been narrated for those who feed others when breaking fast. A person who feeds another who fasted in order to break the fast (at sunset), for him there shall be forgiveness and emancipation from the fire of Hell. Allah grants the same reward to him who gives a fasting person a mere date or a drink of water to break his fast.
In RAMADAAN, Allah has made Taraaweeh Salaah Sunnah. It is also Sunnah to complete the full Qur'aan in Taraaweeh.
This is a night of great blessings. It is better than a thousand months. The people of the past had very long lives compared to the much shorter lives of this Ummah. If this Ummah then wished to compete with them in doing of the good deeds, it would mean that because of the shorter lives it would be impossible for this Ummah to either emulate or surpass them. For this reason, Allah in His Infinite Mercy granted this Ummah, this night of great blessing. This night has great virtues i.e.
The Qur'aan was revealed in this night.
The reward of worship in this night is better than the reward of 1,000 months.
On this night, Jibraeel descends to the earth with a group of angels, reciting salaam and praying for the blessings for those they see in Worship and Praises Allah.
This is a night of peace. The blessings and mercy descends right until the break of day.
The author of Mazahir-e-Haqq states the following significance and virtues
of this auspicious night:
* On this night, the angles were created.
* On this night, the matter from which Adam alayhis salaam was created had been collected.
* On this night, Jannah and Jahannam were created.
* On this night, 'Nabi Esaa alayhis salaam was raised up bodily into the heavens.
* On this night, the repentance of Banee Israa'eel was accepted.
* It is stated in a Hadeeth: "Whosoever stands in Ibaadah on this night with sincere faith and with genuine hopes of gaining reward, his previous sins will be forgiven." Bukhaari, Muslim
WHICH NIGHT IS LAYLATUL QADR
There is a difference of opinion amongst the Ulamaa about this night. According to the vast majority of them, the Laylatul Qadr falls on the odd dates of the last ten days of the month of RAMADAAN - i.e. 21, 23, 25, 27, 29. However, one should strive to search for this great night in all nights of the month of RAMADAAN, particularly in the last ten nights.
It was the general practice of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to perform I'tikaaf in the last ten days of RAMADAAN. The women should also try to perform I'tikaaf in their homes. It is stated in a Hadeeth:
Whoever performs I'tikaaf in the final ten days of RAMADAAN, for him is the reward of Hajj and Umrah. Moulana Muhammad Uthmaan Ghani
A FEW IMPORTANT DIRECTIVES FOR THE MONTH OF RAMADAANUL MUBAARAK
By the Late Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Badre Aalam
I write these few important words to Muslims generally and especially to my
associates, be they menfolk or womenfolk. The Mubarak fasting month of
Ramadaan comes but once a year, and this is a month bestowed with a lot of
Barakat. One of its special qualities is that if this time is spent in righteous devotion then the Barakat of this month will remain for the full year, and if this time is unfortunately wasted negligently then no Barakat will remain until the next Ramadaan. Because of this it is urgent that all my Muslim brothers and associates should make a programme for the month of Ramadaan in which, according to inclination and opportunity, they set aside a special time for devotion in this month.
1. When one awakes for Sehri, and by eating prepares for the following
day, similarly should it be considered necessary to prepare spiritually for
the same period, by making at least 8 rakats or the full 12 rakats of
Tahajjud, and if there is time, by sincerely reciting Tasbeeh (Subhanallah),
Tahleel (La ilaha illallah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), Takbeer (Allahu
Akbar), and Istighfaar (Astaghfirullah). In the same way these 5 praises
should not be forgotten after each of the 5 Fard Salaats. This should in
earnestness, be the daily schedule. In the second ten days devotion should
be increased, and in the last ten days of Ramadaan-ul-Mubarak, in search of
Laylatul Qadr, devotions should be further intensified. For obtaining this
Sawaab, if possible, the whole night or most of the night should be spent in
Tilaawat (recital of Quraan) and repeating of Kalima Tayyeba, Kalima Tamjid,
Kalima Tawheed, Istighfaar, Towba and performing Salaat etc. During this
time there is no objection in taking food and drink or discussing religious
matters to assist in staying awake, but it should be borne in mind that by
staying awake, the Fajr Salaat should not be jeopardised. For these
devotions, sacrifices have to be made; for instance to stay awake one should
eat less. To eat one has the remaining eleven months. Hadhrat Anas RA.
relates: "Once with the approach of Ramadaan Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Ńlayhi
Wasallam) said. 'On you has come such a month in which there is a night which is superior to one thousand months. That unfortunate person who has missed this night has deprived himself of all good and only that person is excluded from the bounty of this night who is in fact very unfortunate"'. In many Ahadeeth, mention has been made about the auspiciousness of this night.
2. During this month of Barakat Kalima Tayyeba, Durood and Istighfaar should frequently be read even whilst sitting, walking etc. This month is important for the Tilaawat of Quraan, for it was revealed in this month. It is our duty to read Durood on Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Ńlayhi Wasallam) and this should be read and repeated as many times as practicable.
3. Fasting during this month is just as obligatory as the five Fard Salaats. No Muslim should be lax with his Sawm and should be more mindful of his five Fard Salaats than at other times. More attention must be given to Tahaarat (Paaki), Jama'at and modesty in this month. To neglect the Sawm and make Salaat is as sinful as to observe fast and be careless with ones Fard Salaat.
4. In this Mubarak month it is more important to stay away from evil than to do good deeds. As much as possible one should endeavour to save the eyes, ears, tongue, heart and all parts of the body from the slightest sin. One should especially refrain from slander and harmful talk. Kindness, good manners and the remembrances of Allah are the ornaments of this month of Barakat, and these should not be destroyed by vulgarity and bad manners.
5. This is the month in which sympathy should be shown to the needy and poor. Therefore one should give as much as can be afforded in Sadaqa, Khayrat, Iftari, Sehri etc., and preparation should be made for the Hereafter. It is stated in the Hadeeth that anyone who provides a fasting person with Iftari, it will assist him in having his sins forgiven, save him from the fire, and he will receive as much reward (Sawaab) as the person who has fasted. When giving charity. It must be clearly borne in mind that ones Niyyat should be free of attaining fame and publicity, for this will nullify the reward. 'A good way of making charity is to send some money at the end of every ten days with the niyyat of Sawab to the homes of the poor and needy (those who do not go out to beg). In this way one could sympathise with them.
6. Especially on the night of Eid, staying awake, being aware of its importance, and knowing that it is the end of the Mubarak month, one should ask for whatever one wants and seek forgiveness for ones sins. Similarly on Eid day make Miswaak, change into clean clothes and use Itr. All this should be done with the Niyyat of observing Sunnat and not in imitation of other unbelieving people. If unfortunately on this Islamic occasion one takes part in cinema shows and places of evil, then it so much resembles the ways of the unbelievers that it is difficult to call it an Islamic festival.
Therefore people who regularly do these undesirable things during the year should refrain from these acts, so that non-Muslims can see the difference between the Eid of Muslims and the festivals of non-Muslims. The happiness of Muslims on this day should be because of the completion of the important Ibaadat of Roza. Contrary to this on Eid day Muslims are indulging in all sorts of unlawful activities. How wonderful will it be if Muslims could show other nations what a true Islamic Eid should be.
Note:- With regard to Ramadaan, Sheikh-ul-Hadeeth Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Saheb of Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur, India has written a book entitled 'Faza'le Ramadaan' (Virtues of Ramadaan) in which he has selected Ahadeeth with translation and commentary. It is important to obtain and read or
listen to it as opportunity allows, so that it includes a yearning for devotion during this Mubarak monthbless them to obtain as much of its Barakat as possible and guide them according to the Sunnat and His wishes. I appeal to all gracious readers and all my associates to include me in their Isaale Sawaab and Duaas.
|Baraka Allahu Fikum for this article.
May Allah bless you, forgive you and guide you towards Him.
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